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Tiger Lilies: 3- to 4-foot-tall flowers produce hairy stems covered with green, lance-shaped leaves. Midsummer blooms with petals that curl backwards. In addition, flowers can be many colors with black spots. Moreover, mature tiger lily bulbs can develop at least ten 2-inch-wide flowers each summer. The tiger lily is considered native to China, Japan and Korea. Its’ true origins have not been discovered. However, in 1870, it was identified as part of a Belgian lily shipment from Japan. It is considered a hybrid because it has not been found growing wild in its native lands. In 2002, the tiger lily won The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. This award is given to plants with healthy constitutions, stable forms and pest resistance.